Beyond Creating Spaces; Support is Key

As a full-service interior design firm, One Eleven Design tackles every aspect of a project: space planning, renderings, project management, furniture layout, even purchasing and installation.

“We’re a little bit unique,” said Courtney Zachary, project manager and senior designer. “[Our employees] wear many hats. We’re the ones measuring, inputting the drawings, specifying the furniture…when I say we follow a project from start to finish, I’m being literal.”

The firm is also a furniture dealer, making it a one-stop-shop for all of a client’s interior needs. This comprehensive approach means that they can provide a greater level of support.

“We help the client through each step of the process, down to the very end where we can even do [furniture] demonstrations,” Zachary said.

“Every client we deal with is different,” she continued. “There’s always a challenge, a new curveball, which is what makes our job exciting.”

And their resume is impressive, spanning higher education, healthcare, corporate offices, and even libraries–all in Northeast Indiana. This focus on local work is not limited to their business practices.

“We have really tried to integrate ourselves into our community,” Zachary said.

On top of volunteering at area organizations, the company is active in GFW Inc.’s CEO Groups and Leads Groups, both of which give them the opportunity to meet with and develop alongside other area leaders. They also find value in the networking opportunities Greater Fort Wayne Inc. brings, whether the organization is hosting a meet-and-greet or simply sharing information about upcoming events.

“What we really enjoy is the monthly emails of what’s going on in the community,” she added. “They keep us up to date on what’s happening…and we really appreciate that.”

But the support doesn’t end there. GFW Inc. also makes their facilities available for use by investors, a service that has come in handy for One Eleven Design.

“Greater Fort Wayne Inc. has a beautiful new location, and we’ve actually been able to utilize some of their conference rooms for larger presentations,” Zachary said.

One Eleven strives to add value to their clients in as many ways as possible, walking with them throughout the process and attending to their specific needs; the firm has found the same level of support as an investor in GFW Inc.

“It’s really nice to have that backing, and the sense of commitment and networking opportunities,” Zachary added. “They really want to see you prosper and succeed.”


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